Contour Lines and Cross Contour line:
Students will create a variety of direct observation drawings over the school year. One of the first types of drawing we will study will be contour line and cross contour line. These are drawings or studies in which the artist follows the outside edge and important inside edges of the objects drawn. The emphasis is getting students to " really look" and draw what they see rather than what they think they know.
Gesture drawings are quick studies in which the artist tries to find the longest and most important lines in an effort to communicate movement or a particular shape, pose or position.